Social Activism at Museums? social activism at museums.

On October 19, Tlatelolco University Cultural Center (CCUT) in Mexico City opened the permanent exposition of the 1968 Mexican student movement (Movimiento Estudiantil). The museum houses the digital archive of documents, photos, and interviews from the movement. Luis Vargas Santiago, a curator at CCUT, explained that the museum attempts to highlight the importance of social... Continue Reading →

Artivism Continues.

In my last blog, I wrote about Fujii, a far-right Japanese nationalist who made into headlines for kicking a Statue of Peace - a statue memorializing Japanese military “comfort women” - that was recently enacted in Taiwan. Several days after the kicking incident, Nikkei Asian Review, a moderately conservative Japanese newspaper released a report that... Continue Reading →

A(r)tivism: statue as a form of activism

Last month, a right-wing Japanese official visiting Taiwan kicked a memorial statue of a ‘comfort woman’ in Taiwan, outraging the Taiwanese public who further demanded a hostage of the Japanese until he made a public apology. Why fuss about a kick at a bronze statue? After all, Mitsuhiko Fujii, the ultimate kicker and the representative... Continue Reading →

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